Kicking off spring season with chamber music

One of Canada’s leading piano virtuosos will be performing tonight in Penticton in a joint concert with two local musicians, Jakub Kaiser on violin and Richard Walker on French horn.

One of Canada’s leading piano virtuosos will be performing tonight in Penticton in a joint concert with two local musicians, Jakub Kaiser on violin and Richard Walker on French horn.

Part proceeds from the Concordia Volunteer Abroad Program, a non-profit organization operating with support from the Concordia University student body, supporting community-led development.

The program will feature solo piano works by Bach and Schumann, a violin sonata by Mozart and the trio for horn, violin and piano by Brahms.

Montgomery started his musical career at an early age, studying both the piano and the clarinet. His piano playing eventually eclipsed the clarinet and he was already on the concert circuit as a soloist, appearing with major Canadian symphony orchestras by his early teens. Since then he has performed countless recitals around the globe, played extensively in chamber concerts, been in great demand as an accompanist, been featured on radio and television broadcasts and was invited to Russia to sit on the jury of an international piano competition.

He has a number of recordings to his credit, including a distinguished CD with Canadian cello virtuoso Alexander Brott.

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in St. Saviour’s Anglican Church. Tickets are available at the door, the Penticton Academy of Music Office and Lifesong Christian Resources’ store. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for youth and no cost for 12 years and under.